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The Lowdown is compiled by DN Journal Editor & Publisher Ron Jackson.

Update on How Gary Millin's World Accelerator Continues to Develop Some of the Web's Best .Com Domain Names

It was interesting to see a familiar name pop in a Forbes.com article yesterday (June 28, 2018) by Serenity Gibbons titled Your Business's Domain Matters: How To Make The Right Choice. The story featured an interview with Gary Millin, the CEO and Founder of World Accelerator, a company that owns and develops some of the best .com domains on the Internet. They do that in a unique way - rather than selling names they invest capital and mentorship in creative and industrious entrepreneurs who become partners in turning great category defining domains into thriving businesses.  

If you have been in this industry any length of time you know people can take "liberties" with the definition "great" when it comes to domain names but I've never seen anyone argue the point with domains in the WA portfolio or those serving as the foundation for fully developed businesses operated by companies WA partnered with. Doctor.com, Lawyer.com, Revenue.com, Mail.com, USA.com, London.com, Paris.com and India.com are just a few examples. 

If you haven't seen the list before you are no doubt floored that any one entity accumulated so many great domains, just as I was back in 

Gary Millin
CEO/Founder, World Accelerator

2012 when I wrote an article about Gary Millin and World Accelerator's business model (that was followed by an update on their operations the next year). Since several years have passed since then it was a pleasure to read Gary's latest comments in Forbes and to get back in touch with him myself today.

Millin has now spent well over a decade bringing together talented teams, big vision and top branded domains. Gary gave me updates on some of the many projects he started and continues to be involved with:

Mail.com: Gary Millin founded Mail.com with Gerry Gorman and took Mail.com public on the NASDAQ in 1999.  Mail.com now offers free personalized web based email at great domain names to over 20 million users globally.  

Doctor.com: Millin is Chairman of Doctor.com,  co-founded the company in 2012 and launched it  in 2013. Doctor.com is a market leader helping thousands of practices of all sizes and hospitals build their digital presence and improve patient experience with services like the first universal online scheduling platform.

Graphic from WorldAccelerator.com

Lawyer.com: Finding a lawyer can be stressful so Lawyer.com was built to offer users an advanced proprietary lawyer matching service that makes it easy to quickly and efficiently find and hire a qualified local lawyer. The Lawyer.com team, led by CEO Gerry Gorman, continues to work with World Accelerator and has recently expanded its offering with high value business services for lawyers.  

Scientist.com: Scientist.com started working with World Accelerator and Gary Millin in 2016 when they rebranded from Assay Depot to Scientist.com.  Now they run a dynamic

marketplace to more efficiently connect companies with the right Scientist for a project, something that was formerly a cumbersome task. 

India.com:  India.com was formerly part of World Accelerator and now is one of the largest news and portal hubs for India, covering categories including entertainment, news and sports with a global reach that was accelerated by getting the ultimate geodomain for that booming nation.

In the Forbes article Millin details why a great domain and the right partners makes success stories like these much more likely to happen. While we often talk about how much things have changed in the domain world, that is something that is a constant you can still count on.

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